5 more months..

I met with my oncologist for the first time in about a month and a half today before chemo. Normally I see my nurse practitioner who is great, but I should probably see my onc, the chief of oncology, every once in awhile. Turns out that I will need the full 8 months of chemo. I had expected it, but allowed myself to hope too much that I would only have 6 months. There is a second PET scan scheduled at the end of this month which my onc expects to be clean, but because my disease was so widespread, I will need the maximum course of treatment.

Silver lining: no radiation which means no radiation tattoos all over my chest and less of a chance of secondary breast cancer.

That’s about the only good thing I can say at the moment. I’m not particularly pleased.

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4 comments on “5 more months..
  1. roselvr says:

    I’m still thinking about you. Sorry you need more chemo. Sending cyber hugs

  2. max sorokin says:

    we wish you only good reports! thinking of you all the time.

  3. Terry Cronin says:

    Sorry there is more than expected, or at least hoped for, ahead. It sounds like your doc is being cautious and thorough, and that is good. Better to kick its ass in one abeit long treatment. Hang in there! Your strength and grace under all this pressure is truly impressive. Good thoughts your way, as always.
    T

  4. Mom says:

    Stay strong! You can do anything you set your mind to! Miss you and love you!

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